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#9791395 - 02/05/17 05:50 PM Newest Nickel
Davids5104 Offline
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Registered: 04/03/15
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I purchased the coin below. I was curious about the toning and what grade is everyones opinion. thanks everyone

http://Support-the-Collectors-Society.com/itm/232230468077?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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#9791657 - 02/05/17 09:56 PM Re: Newest Nickel [Re: Davids5104]
erwindoc Offline
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I like the color and I think it is NT. May be the toning pattern, but looks AU to me.
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#9791762 - 02/05/17 10:52 PM Re: Newest Nickel [Re: Davids5104]
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The image looks juiced to me. If not juiced, I am not convinced the piece is original. Even if the piece was original the spots lower the eye appeal and grade to low MS at best in my opinion.
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#9791803 - 02/05/17 11:22 PM Re: Newest Nickel [Re: coinman_23885]
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The saturation is cranked way up on that picture. It will not look like that in hand (when coinman says the images are "juiced", what he means is that the settings have been played with to make the coin look better than it really is).

I think the coin has been artificially toned. I strongly suspect that chemicals have been applied to induce that color, and that it is not natural. Sorry, but I am not a fan of this piece.
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#9791992 - 02/06/17 05:45 AM Re: Newest Nickel [Re: Davids5104]
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I thought the same thing - juiced. That being said, I own two collections of toned Jefferson nickels (one complete, one in progress), and some of mine are not terribly far off that image.
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#9792074 - 02/06/17 08:40 AM Re: Newest Nickel [Re: James_OldeTowne]
Davids5104 Offline
I am gonna miss that car.


Registered: 04/03/15
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Loc: Memphis, TN
i asked the seller if he knew about the history of the coin (i.e. toning process). He said it was naturally toned in a cardboard album. along with 2 other pieces i purchased. he also is sending me a photocopy of dvds that explains how to detect toning that is artificial in case i am interested in that as well. I will post photos once i get in hand.

i appreciate everyones feedback. I like colorful jeffersons and my purchases have leaned heavily that way recently, but this is one I was curious about.

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#9792091 - 02/06/17 09:12 AM Re: Newest Nickel [Re: Davids5104]
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Like James, I own a number of nickels with similar toning, and they have been in Whitman folders for decades. It's a very good possibility they are indeed NT as the seller claims. However I also agree with other responses that its likely the images have been tweaked. Remember though, tweaking is often done more to compensate for the lack of skills on the photo taker's part than to 'puff' the piece being sold, but I realize this can make the coin appear better than it would look in hand. So long as the seller has a return policy, and you like the coin enough to purchase it, than it's up to you.
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#9792137 - 02/06/17 09:50 AM Re: Newest Nickel [Re: RWW]
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Low MS, possibly AU58, color won't be that vibrant in hand.
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#9792174 - 02/06/17 10:18 AM Re: Newest Nickel [Re: Davids5104]
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I took the liberty to unjuice them a bit, I think the tone is a natural album toning with some sort of MS (Mint State) designation for a grade. Massive hit on the steps so count that out.



$15 for the nickel
$15 for the tone

Note: As noted, the carbon spots on the truncation of the bust detracts a bit from the eye appeal.
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#9792194 - 02/06/17 10:36 AM Re: Newest Nickel [Re: WoodenJefferson]
RWW Offline
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Registered: 02/17/02
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Loc: Rochester, NY
If you can, it would be great to see images you take after you have the nickel in hand.
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